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Number of pregnant women with Zika in U.S. spikes with new counting method

Number of pregnant women with Zika in U.S. spikes with new counting method

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is changing the way it counts Zika cases — a move that triples the reported number of pregnant women with possible infections from the virus.

The change is not a sign that the actual number of cases has spiked; in fact, the number of new diagnosed cases appears to be on the wane of late. But the new counting method does indicate a shift toward what officials called a more comprehensive picture of Zika’s potential impact on those it infects.

“Understanding the range of health effects linked with Zika infection during pregnancy, as well as how many and which pregnancies may be at risk of poor outcomes, is...

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